Glee Buyers Power List 2017: the winners

Company: Glee

The winners of the 2017 Glee Buyers Power List have been announced as this afternoon (Tuesday 12th September) during an exciting awards ceremony within Glee’s buzzing hub: Seminar Theatre.

From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was introduced to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference within the industry in the past 12 months. 

Speaking at the Glee Buyers Power List awards ceremony, which was well attended by retailers and suppliers alike, Glee’s Event Director Matthew Mein confirmed: “The Glee Buyers Power List was set up to recognise a key group of decision makers in the gardening industry who are often overlooked: garden retail buyers.  Through these awards, we are pleased to be able to celebrate and reward their continued hard work, passion and dedication.  Our huge congratulations to all of the winners, the finalists and the many excellent shortlisted nominees.”

The winners and finalists were announced as follows:

Best Independent Garden Centre

Shortlisted:

  • Almondsbury Garden Centre
  • Aylett Nurseries
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre
  • Baytree Garden Centre
  • Bents Garden Centre
  • Frosts Garden Centre
  • Haskins Garden Centre
  • Jacksdale Garden Centre
  • Longacres Garden Centre
  • Perrywood Garden Centre & Nurseries
  • Poplars Garden Centre
  • Raemoir Garden Centre
  • Scotsdales Garden Centre
  • St Peters Garden Centre
  • Woodside Garden Centre

WINNER: Mackenzie & Cruickshank

Best Multiple Garden Centre

Shortlisted:

  • Caulders Garden Centres
  • Klondyke Garden Centres
  • Notcutts
  • Squire’s Garden Centres

WINNER: Blue Diamond

Best DIY / Builder Merchant Buying Team

Shortlisted:

  • B&Q
  • Homebase
  • Home Hardware
  • Jewson Landscaping
  • Wickes

WINNER: Stax Trade Centres

Best Online Buyer/ Buying Team

Shortlist:

  • B&Q
  • Crocus
  • Gardens4Less
  • GardenSite
  • Nutleys Kitchen Gardens
  • Ocado
  • Seeds by Post
  • Wayfair
  • Wilko

WINNER: Enchanted-Earth.com

Best ‘Other’ Garden Retailer Buyer Team

Shortlist:

  • Choice Marketing
  • Future Marketing Group 
  • Snape Maltings
  • co.uk

WINNER:  John Lewis

Matthew Mein added: “I’d love to offer my sincerest congratulations to all those who were shortlisted, and also to this year’s winners. There is no doubt that you are all highly deserving of the praise that has been bestowed upon them by their peers and wider industry. Our thanks also to all of those that took the time to vote – your continued support of the awards is greatly appreciated.”

Find out more

Glee is the UK’s leading garden retail show, focussing on building year-round profits within core product categories including Garden Care, Outdoor Entertaining, Landscaping and Garden Design, Pet, Home, Gift and Clothing, and Plants. Each year the show attracts thousands of buyers from top retailers, such as leading UK garden centres, builders’ merchants, multiple retailers, and DIY stores. To keep up-to-date on all the latest news log onto www.gleebirmingham.com or call 020 3033 2160 to find out about exhibiting.

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